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September 28, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going to courts, claiming that the national eviction moratorium unfairly strains their finances and violates their property rights.
At least 26 such lawsuits have been filed by property owners this year, including several federal challenges of President Donald Trump's directive, delivered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that broadly prevents evictions through the end of 2020.
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